Read columnist and photographer Steven Forster’s coverage of New Orleans’ social events at The New Orleans Advocate.

Events featured in this edition:

Kickin' Parkinson's: The fifth annual Kickin’ Parkinson’s fundraiser was held at the Stone Creek Club and Spa in Covington. Four hundred people enjoyed the pre-race party and fundraiser featuring the Bucktown All Stars, raising $280,000 for research to end Parkinson’s disease.

Comic Relief: Crescent City Comics celebrated a couple of significant anniversaries with friends and patrons of the graphic arts. The shop has been on Freret Street for five years, in New Orleans for 20.